"Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" at the Vitra Design Museum

"Balkrishna Doshi: Architecture for the People" at the Vitra Design Museum



it's very unusual and also very generous of Madrid to allow me to be and cush know my granddaughter too who come here and that she has curated the show do it in the right place with the right scale in the way we wanted and this show has so many things you know my life is a 60 years of work designing it in Jerry's building has been very intimidating and challenging but I think what I was trying to do is respect his architecture and have a dialogue with it and at the same time also create a glimpse of this partial experiences that that you know one feels when one visits though she's works so the narrator through this exhibition is not chronological but is rather themed attic the main idea behind that being that there are common threads which go through all his projects also it's about how glimpses open up like you were walking and by chance you encounter something while you walk down and all of a sudden you turn and you see something else there's a little surprise which is very evident in his work this building has a very strong identity and dashi and his architecture – you have someone to talk to on one hand you have my Krishna Yoshi as an architect on the other hand you have this building who has also an opinion and in between these two opinions you can make something which is really unique which is different my background has been very unusual I was born in an extended family which was constantly modifying living together exchanging expanding so this whole notion of using same space in multiple ways was my learning architecture is not static architecture is dynamic architecture is fluid then we also talked about local materials local conditions local technologies and then you look at the curve climate and economies etc and you put them together and that is how really you create a habitat if you don't understand the climate if you don't understand the culture if you don't understand the behavior pattern of a gradually economically changing growing society over a long period of time then you don't understand what it is an architect has to be socially culturally oriented and you must be humanist then only it is possible I can't create paradise but I can create a good life


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